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The Peloponnese Sights

St. Spyridon Church

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Updated 10/07/2014

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This one-aisle basilica with a dome (1702) has a special place in Greek history: it was in its doorway that the statesman Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first president of an independent Greece, was assassinated in 1831 by the Mavromichalis brothers from the Mani, the outcome of a long-running vendetta. The mark of the bullet can be seen next to the Venetian portal. On the south side of the square, opposite St. Spyridon, are two of the four Turkish fountains that remain in Nafplion. A third is a short distance east on Kapodistria street, at the steps that constitute the upper reaches of Tertsetou street.

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St. Spirdonas Sq., Nafplion, 21100, Greece

Updated 10/07/2014

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